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Nathan Berg

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Canadian bass-baritone Nathan Berg’s career has spanned a vast range of repertoire on both the concert and operatic stage. In the 2023-24 season, Berg returns to Theater Basel to sing his first Wotan in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, in a new Ring cycle production by Benedikt von Peter. He will also sing Count Capulet in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and sings and records Alcide in Gluck’s Alceste with Stéphane Fuget’s ensemble Les Epopées in Paris. Finally, in concert, he joins the Colorado Symphony for Handel’s Messiah. In recent seasons, Berg made his Metropolitan Opera stage debut as The Father in the New York premiere of Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice, conducted by Nézet-Séguin, returned to Theater Basel for his first King Philippe in Verdi’s Don Carlos, and made his role debut as Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde with the Taiwan Philharmonic. He returned to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Melbourne Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, and Edmonton Symphony orchestras for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, made his role debut as Melisso in Handel’s Alcina with Les Violons du Roy, joined Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain for Bach’s Mass in B minor, the New Jersey Symphony for Bruckner’s Te Deum, and Grant Park Music Festival for Vaughan Williams’s Dona Nobis Pacem. Berg also returned to the Metropolitan Opera to understudy the roles of Balstrode in Britten’s Peter Grimes, Filippo in Don Carlos, and the Marquis de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des carmélites. A Grammy, Juno, and Echo Award-winning recording artist, Berg has performed on more than 30 recordings of works ranging from the 17th century to the 20th with both period and modern orchestras. Born in Saskatchewan, Berg studied in Canada, the United States, and Paris, as well as at the Guildhall School of Music, London, where he won the prestigious Gold Medal for Singers.

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